EUROCLIO the European Association of History Educators is a friend of eTwinning.
EUROCLIO was established in 1992 on request of the Council of Europe. It is an umbrella association of more than 70 history, heritage, and citizenship educators' associations and other organisations active in the field.
The network connects history educators across Europe, supporting the development of responsible and innovative history, citizenship, and heritage education by promoting critical thinking, multiple perspectives, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues.
Historiana is one of the initiatives by EUROCLIO and brings supplementary pan-European resources to history educators and students. It is an online educational multimedia tool that offers students cross-border and comparative historical sources to supplement their national history textbooks.
Through Historiana, teachers can access learning activities which support this year’s eTwinning theme of Democratic Participation.
- Understanding and evaluating representative democracy
The material encourages learners to identify and evaluate the distinctive features of effective representative democracy and apply these criteria to case studies of the United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland and China. Learners also consider the extent and quality of citizen participation in decision-making within their home nation before deciding whether or not there should be a move towards ‘direct democracy’ across Europe.
- Love where you live - Is protection of the environment a problem in your community?
This learning activity enables students to learn about environmental problems in their community and public policy about environmental issues. Students then make a proposal on how to improve public participation in decision-making about environmental protection.
- Everyday inclusion and exclusion in Nazi society - How inclusion and exclusion was done by people in the Nazi society - and happens today?
This short learning activity makes use of drawings of a German cartoonist attempting to understand everyday life in Nazi Germany and to show how inclusion and exclusion became power tools in the hands of the Nazis. It shows the little actions of people resisting or conforming and adapting to an authoritarian system – of people living their lives perhaps at the expense of others.
- Freedom of Speech: The Tinker Case - Which is more important: students’ right to free speech or discipline in a school?
Students develop their understanding of society and civic engagement by considering the case ‘Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District’ and exploring the ideas, lessons and values that it demonstrates.
Euroclio is an eTwinning friend. In 2018 Euroclio offered two online seminars with the theme Making Historical Thinking Explicit To Students Using Online Tools. These online seminars supported educators to help their students think historically through the use of online learning activities created or adapted by themselves.
In 2017 and 2018, Euroclio participated in the eTwinning Annual Conferences in Malta and Poland by offering the workshops, “Looking at history from different perspectives. What is in front and beyond the national lens?” and “Making Historical Thinking Explicit to Students Using Online Tools” respectively.